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Nagjir 001
Basic information Name: Nagjir 001
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2021
Country: Western Sahara
Mass:help 4.8 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 110  (2022)  CV3
Recommended:  CV3    [explanation]

This is 1 of 627 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as CV3.   [show all]
Search for other: Carbonaceous chondrites, Carbonaceous chondrites (type 3), CV chondrites, and CV-CK clan chondrites
Comments: Approved 11 Nov 2021
Writeup from MB 110:

Nagjir 001        23º40.6702’N, 14º52.8997’W

Rio de Oro, Western Sahara

Find: 2021

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)

History: 4 pieces that fit together were found within the Nagjir dense collection area near Bir Anzerane, Western Sahara. Carlos Muñecas (Expometeoritos) purchased the samples in July 2021 from a dealer in Morocco.

Physical characteristics: Samples have dark gray-dark brown exteriors and have roughly tabular shapes. The cut face shows the interior has a chondritic texture composed of abundant dark and light-colored chondrules and CAIs set within a dark-colored matrix.

Petrography: Description and classification (A. Love, App) Sample contains chondrules w/ avg. dia of 667 µm (n=39) and CAIs set in 22 vol% opaque matrix. Additional minerals are: chromite, very rare troilite, magnetite and rare phosphates.

Geochemistry: (A. Love, App) Olivine Fa11.0±11.9 (Fa0.3-34.3, Fe/Mn=58.6±30.0, n=24); low-Ca pyroxene Fs1.5±1.8Wo1.0±0.2 (Fs0.5-5.6Wo0.6-1., n=7).

Classification: Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3). Based on textures, mineral compositions, and magnetic susceptibility, sample is a CV3.

Specimens: Carlos Muñecas (Expometeoritos) holds the 1676 g main mass. A polished thin section and a 26.69 g slice and endcut are on deposit at App.

Data from:
  Table 0
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State/Prov/County:Rio de Oro
Place of purchase:Morocco
Mass (g):4800
Shock stage:C-S2
Weathering grade:moderate
Fayalite (mol%):11.0±11.9
Ferrosilite (mol%):1.5±1.8
Wollastonite (mol%):1.0±0.2
Magnetic suscept.:3.77
Classifier:A. Love, App
Type spec mass (g):26.69
Type spec location:App
Main mass:Carlos Muñecas (Expometeoritos)
Comments:Submitted by Anthony Love
   and collections
App: Department of Geology, 572 Rivers St., Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608, United States (institutional address; updated 7 Mar 2013)
References: Published in Gattacceca J., McCubbin F.M., Grossman J., Bouvier A., Chabot N.L., D'Orazio M., Goodrich C., Greshake A., Gross J., Komatsu M., Miao B., and Schrader D. (2022) The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 110. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 1-4
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Western Sahara
     Recommended::   (23° 40' 40"N, 14° 52' 54"W)

     This is 1 of 50 approved meteorites from Rio de Oro, Western Sahara
     This is 1 of 274 approved meteorites from Western Sahara (plus 20 unapproved names)
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